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Modulex Group launches eModulex

Modulex Group is a global leader in signage and visual communication solutions, headquartered in Denmark, with offices worldwide. The Group is excited to announce the launch of eModulex. This cloud-based software, developed in collaboration with Canada-based SDS member SignAgent™,  helps at all Read More…

The Maynard Design Consultancy team at the Elizabeth line launch (pictured at Farringdon Station) in May '22

Maynard Design Studio celebrate their involvement in Crossrail / Elizabeth line project

Crossrail / Elizabeth line, the new high frequency railway for London and the South East officially opened to passengers on 24 May ’22. It has catapulted London travel into the 21st century with the city now finding itself an exemplar of international Read More…

Outdoor signage totem for 'Superbloom', Tower of London by isGroup (totem in the foreground against Tower of London background view

Case study: Wayfinding for ‘Superbloom’ at Tower of London, by isGroup

Project name: Wayfinding for Tower of London: Superbloom Client: Historic Royal Palaces approached isGroup requiring wayfinding signage for ‘Superbloom’, a time-limited event to be held at The Tower of London in celebration of the Queen’s 2022 Platinum Jubilee. Sector: Visitor attractions Location: City Read More…

Iterations of a London bus sightseeing poster by Abram Games

Abram Games Archive visit

On 10 February, the Sign Design Society made its twice postponed visit to the Abram Games archive. This visit was significant because it’s the first in-person event the society has organised since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Little did we Read More…

New edition of Sign Design Guide needs your input

Some fields of design have clearly defined accessibility guidelines, such as the web content accessibility guidelines. We have the Sign Design Guide. This was published by the Sign Design Society twenty years ago and is still much in demand and widely cited Read More…

Department of Transport issues guidance on signage to Covid-19 vaccination centres

With the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme now taking place the length and breadth of the UK, the Department of Transport has released guidance on temporary signage to guide traffic to vaccination centres. Download the PDF.  

Picture of AJ Wells staff holding their PS5 themed signage for TFL

Did you see them? TFL’s iconic roundels transformed Oxford Circus Underground station exits to celebrate the launch of Sony’s PS5

A short-term promotional stunt by Sony Interactive Entertainment to celebrate the launch of their PS5 console on 19 November 2020,  saw some TFL Underground stations transformed for just 48 hours. Those of you who had reason to be travelling on TFL Underground Read More…

An image of two women sitting on benches in a park with a two metre apart social distancing sign between them

Social distancing and new signs of the times

Chris Girling, Head of Wayfinding at member company CCD Design & Ergonomics was recently in conversation with international news agency Reuters about the challenges facing effective social distancing signage as we physically navigate our new peri-Coronavirus pandemic normal. In the space of Read More…

Image of a thermometer (with COVID-19 written on it) juxtaposed against a hospital 'isolation' ward' sign and hospital background

Why good wayfinding words matter: UK hospital apologises for poor signage to Coronavirus isolation unit

A recent incident reported in The Guardian has highlighted why robust signage is so important in a hospital setting and what happens when it falls short of best practice. A woman who experienced flu-like symptoms after a trip to Singapore and Hong Read More…

Promotional image for the 9 July 2019 Festival of Place (London)

Festival of Place 2019 – a member’s perspective

Back in July, Festival of Place gifted the Society two tickets to their inaugural conference. The aim was to bring people that work in the built environment together to explore how to create places that thrive. The tickets were offered to two Read More…